Thursday, 22 August 2013

Using Tonic Verso dies "in the card"

I've made a card using the Gothic Border square die set from Tonic Studios with the Peruvian Lily, Evening Primrose, Corncockle Punch and Stamp set.. the instructions are below.

Where do you get your inspiration for crafty projects from?

I was wearing this dress and sandals a couple of days ago and finally realised that crafting had got a hold when I kept looking at it and thinking ....mmm, lovely colours for a card....I could use my self adhesive cork....and gems... Oh dear. It might just be the heat!!..

Here are the instructions for this effect...

1. Place the patterned Verso die centrally on the front of the card ...on top of the Multi purpose platform  and one cutting plate.

2. Place the other cutting plate on top of the die making sure that the edge of the plate is level with the fold of the card - NB..this is VERY important, otherwise you will have a deep crease line on the card.

3. You may need to use a shim (extra layer of card). Place this directly on top of the top cutting plate. Pass through the Big Shot once or twice.

4. The result is a pattern cut into the card front. I have placed it on top of a piece of black card so you can see the finished effect.

5. Success!!

6. You can then do the same with the smaller die to create a pattern in the centre. 
Remember to place the top cutting plate just up to the fold :).

Enjoy :)


  1. So beautiful, I want a GC so I can do this effect on an A5 instead of only being able to use A6 and square on my CB. The flowers are so pretty, xxx

  2. Really beautiful dress to get inspiration from. Love your card. It's stunning!

  3. Very beautiful, loved the blooms too.

  4. Superb all your work is beautiful
    Greetings Baukje

  5. Oohhhh beautiful card love those dies they are yummy, love your flowers too. Love Alison xx

  6. Thank you for the tutorial, I have this die and love it and now thanks to you a new way to use it, Kate x

  7. Absolutely beautiful Ruth, love how you have cut the dies in the card, thanks for the instructions...Your flowers are stunning.
    Wendy xx

  8. That is gorgeous Ruth! I have treated myself to that set, so I will be having a play over the next few weeks

  9. This is beautiful ! Love the effect of using the smaller die inside. Flowers really do finish it off perfectly. Nice to know I am not the only one who draws inspiration from outfits. Xx

  10. Another amazing card and love where you got your inspiration from. Wish I could do that.

  11. stunning and inspirational! A real beauty of a card!


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth